Dec 9, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris (22) in action against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers RB Najee Harris (elbow) expected to face Chiefs

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris has been removed from the injured list and is expected to face the host Kansas City Chiefs in Sunday night’s AFC wild-card game.

Harris, 23, injured his elbow in last Sunday’s 16-13 overtime victory over the host Baltimore Ravens. He was a full participant in Friday’s practice and the team listed him as questionable for Sunday’s game.

“It was sore for a couple of days but it’s feeling better,” Harris said after Friday’s practice.

The 24th pick of the 2021 NFL Draft, the Alabama product finished fourth in the league with 1,200 rushing yards, which led all rookies this season. In addition to seven rushing touchdowns, Harris has 74 receptions for 367 yards and three more scores.

In the Steelers’ 36-10 loss at Kansas City on Dec. 26, Harris rushed for a game-high 93 yards on 19 carries. He also had five catches for 17 yards.

–Field Level Media

May 4, 2021; Pittsburgh, PA, USA;    Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris (22) practices at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex during rookie minicamp, Friday, May 14, 2021 in Pittsburgh, PA.  Mandatory Credit: Karl Roster/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports

Steelers sign first-round pick RB Najee Harris

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed first-round pick Najee Harris on Tuesday to the standard four-year rookie contract.

It’s worth a fully guaranteed $13.1 million with a team option for a fifth season.

Harris finished his career as Alabama’s all-time leading rusher with 3,843 yards and 46 touchdowns. He also had 80 career receptions for 781 yards and 11 TDs.

Harris, 23, was the first running back selected in the 2021 draft at No. 24 overall.

–Field Level Media